Originally Posted by slomotion
I think a Whitby 42 would be a better choice for the plan
I don't necessarily disagree. The Whitby 42 is a great boat, very roomy, very well built, and lots of storage
and tankage. I sailed one to Bermuda
, and no complaints about the boat. If the plan is for 3 people, two being a couple sharing a berth, the Whitby surely will be quite comfortable. They are all old at this point, so as you say, it will be all about condition.
That said, it's 42 feet, not 36. If the OP wants something in the mid 30's, I think the B36 would be an excellent choice. And if it's a couple plus 1, I'm not so sure I agree that the forward cabin
will be relegated to storage. You could have the couple up front, the single in the aft cabin
Either would be a great choice for a cruising boat, IMHO.